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    Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns

    Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns by Susan Elbaum Jootla
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    In this booklet we will be exploring poems composed by the Arahat bhikkhunis or enlightened Buddhist nuns of old, looking at these poems as springs of inspiration for contemporary Buddhists. Most of the poems we will consider come from the Therigatha, a small section of the vast Pali Canon.

    From the poems of the enlightened nuns of the Buddha's time contemporary followers of the Noble Eightfold Path can receive a great deal of instruction, help and encouragement. These verses can assist us in developing morality, concentration and wisdom, the three sections of the path. With their aid we will be able to work more effectively towards eliminating our mental defilements and towards finding lasting peace and happiness.

    Narrated by Sophia Ojha
    2016
    2 hours 4 minutes

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    'Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns' can also be found at Pariyatti in print as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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  • Posted on 16 Aug 2021

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    The Joy Hidden in Sorrow: Two Talks on Death and Dying

    The Joy Hidden in Sorrow by Ayyā Medhānandī
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    Excerpt from The Joy Hidden in Sorrow by Ayyā Medhānandī

    In our relationships with each other, with our families, we can begin to use wisdom as our refuge. That doesn’t mean that we don’t love, that we don’t grieve for our loved ones. It means that we’re not dependent on our perceptions of our mother and father, children or close friends. We’re not dependent on them being who we think they are, we no longer believe that our happiness depends on their love for us, or their not leaving, not dying. We’re able to surrender to the rhythm of life and death, to the natural law, the Dhamma of birth, ageing, sickness, and death.

    Excerpt from The Way Beyond Fear

    What would it be like if we never got old? What if we never got sick, or if we never died? Could we really love each other if we were here forever? Through our own mortality we learn to love; through our darkest suffering, we are taken beyond suffering; by being exposed to our own extinction, we can realise that within us which is indestructible. Trusting each moment, even in the midst of the most terrifying conditions, we awaken in ourselves the possibility to live with complete trust. We grow more vulnerable and, at the same time, more fearless, not taking refuge in sorrow. We learn how to live, and how to die, and how to embrace our joy and our pain.

    Narrated by Avia Rose Livni
    2020
    50 minutes

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    'The Joy Hidden in Sorrow' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 5 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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  • Posted on 10 Aug 2021

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    The Elimination of Anger

    The Elimination of Anger by Ven. K. Piyatissa Thera
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    This title contains two stories retold from Buddhist texts, The Reviler and The Anger-eating Demon.

    Narrated by Sophia Ojha
    2017
    31 minutes

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    'The Elimination of Anger' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 3 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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  • Posted on 30 Jun 2021

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    The Development of the Will and Perfection of Energy

    The Development of the Will and Perfection of Energy by Wladyslaw Misiewicz and Shantideva
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    Excerpt from The Development of Will by Wladyslaw Misiewicz

    “No force in the human system can be properly used unless it is rightly directed. As the will is the only factor in man that has the power to direct or control, a thorough development of the will becomes absolutely necessary in order to have a clear understanding of its application under every circumstance.”

    From Perfection of Energy by Shantideva

    “Having become patient [through practising the Perfection of Forbearance], one should cultivate energetic effort; for it is by effort that Enlightenment is gained. Just as there is no movement without wind, there is no performance of merit without energy.”

    Narrated by Judy Swift
    2020
    27 minutes

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    'Buddhist Therapy' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 3 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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  • Posted on 19 Jun 2021

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    Buddhist Therapy

    Buddhist Therapy by Ruth Walshe
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    "Is Buddhism closely related to psychology? To some extent, yes - but with one tremendous difference: While psychology helps you to understand yourself intellectually and, at best emotionally, Buddhism helps you to get beyond the intellect to the actual experience of life itself. That's why applied Buddhism goes so much deeper than any school of psychology can ever claim to do…"

    Narrated by Judy Swift
    2018
    42 minutes

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    'Buddhist Therapy' can also be found in the Pariyatti Edition of Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. 1 as well as at BPS as a free eBook download.

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  • Posted on 21 May 2021

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